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by StillNewish
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 349
Views: 32206

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

I'm not sure if anyone's mentioned it already, but, if you can, I'd seriously consider some professional coaching, to focus on just rolling. Don't do it with your club, or your mates, or a random person who offers, but try to find a coach who you can build a good rapport with beforehand, and who und...
by StillNewish
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Best way to find more people to paddle with
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Best way to find more people to paddle with

I'm in a fairly similar situation to you I think; as a starting point try the following FB group...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2144969222388910/

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayaking the Shipping Forecast
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Kayaking the Shipping Forecast

Drop him a line to ask?

I dug this link up from the BBC page, not sure if you spotted it (sorry if you have already seen it)

https://www.m-b-g-l.org/contact/
by StillNewish
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Krab on a Throwline?
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: Krab on a Throwline?

I keep a krab on my throwline. That way I always have a krab and a throwline together if I need them (e.g. in a hurry e.g. live bait). Of course if I'm setting safety on the bank I'll remove the krab. If I'm ever in a situation where I have to use the throwline but don't have time to remove the kra...
by StillNewish
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Mock Student volunteer
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Mock Student volunteer

I think you've got the main ones already to be fair, I'm not aware of any other specific groups covering that part of the country.
by StillNewish
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roses are red, kayaks are blue
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Roses are red, kayaks are blue

Ah, good idea hehe! A really nice film! So much for the Tawe Moors...

Love the way you've edited that together, it looks really great.
by StillNewish
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Roses are red, kayaks are blue
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Roses are red, kayaks are blue

Couldn't watch it at work, but the preview picture looks like the Tawe Moors section??
by StillNewish
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lomo drysuit
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Lomo drysuit

Yew wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Typhoons aren't much more expensive than the Lomos, and are much more sturdily built.
Same experiences here.

Lomo are cheaper, but you do get what you pay for in terms of longevity.

Would recommend Typhoon in preference myself.
by StillNewish
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Rainchasers" down?
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: "Rainchasers" down?

Cheers :)
by StillNewish
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: "Rainchasers" down?
Replies: 6
Views: 563

"Rainchasers" down?

Hi,

Is it me, or is Rainchasers down at the moment? Not sure if it's my computer at fault...

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Choosing an assessor?
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Choosing an assessor?

I'd say, try to lead as many different people as you can; try to find those who are new to the sport, and actually need leading, rather than just leading a competent group of mates. You'll only be leading on grade 2/3 on the assessment, so it doesn't matter too much if it's a river you know or one y...
by StillNewish
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Mock Student volunteer
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Mock Student volunteer

This is a good idea, and joining facebook groups associated with the rivers you are keen to get on will let you see when commercial operators are looking for mock students. They generally tend to post there, and then offer places to those who reply, rather than keep a list of possible students, and ...
by StillNewish
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Padderling partners
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Padderling partners

Hi Lucas,

Have sent you an email.

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Damn season!
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Damn season!

Nice video, you got some great clips in that, thanks for sharing. That's another bunch of rivers to add to my 'to do' list :)
by StillNewish
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 28
Views: 1384

Re: Advice Please

A starting point is probably to ask, what sort of paddling does he do? (or, what does he want to do?) This will affect what sort of boat to look for
by StillNewish
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River tees broken scar
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: River tees brocken scar

I can't see any reason why not :)

As long as you are comfortable from a "water safety" point of view, then yes, crack on. Enjoy the SUP :)
by StillNewish
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling Partners Southern England, South Wales and West Country
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Paddling Partners Southern England, South Wales and West Country

Hi Rich, A good start would be to check out your local canoe club, who will have groups out paddling, hopefully. If that doesn't appeal, try the Lee Valley white water center (see on here for threads to do with this). Whitewater again, but for a slightly more mellow atmosphere (and no need to do an ...
by StillNewish
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best names for WW towns
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Best names for WW towns

I often am in contact at work with a company based in a town called Thief river Falls in the US.
by StillNewish
Tue May 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: 2017 / 2018 events
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: 2017 / 2018 events

The Tryweryn festival is always good fun;

https://www.facebook.com/events/1781599 ... discussion
by StillNewish
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older
Replies: 33
Views: 3637

Re: Faster, bigger, stronger, new gen boats vs older

It's an interesting question.... I wonder how a more normal-person-sized boat that had massive rocker would actually perform? I suspect it may end up being too 'corky' due to having a very short water line. I look at it as a positive thing; if I get really fat and heavy later on in life there will s...
by StillNewish
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Backband tightening...... Ropes v ratchets?

Rachets, every time. It's annoying when the bit of string comes loose in a playboat, in a creek boat it could be really dangerous... If really concerned about breakage, carry a spare rachet strap... I upgraded my Jackson All-star from string to rachets, and it's (now) an excellent boat. Just quickly...
by StillNewish
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Power house lost on Winnion gorge
Replies: 0
Views: 431

Power house lost on Winnion gorge

Hi,

Following a bit of an epic yesteday, I've lost my paddle on the Winnion on the gorge section :(

If they turn up, could you let me know on colinbrenton AT googlemail.com

Beers offered for their return :)
by StillNewish
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Casual River Rafting??
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Re: Casual River Rafting??

Interesting thread, I'm intending doing my L1 raft guide course this year, having done a few raft trips before (legacy course at Lee Valley, nothing heroic, but did manage to flat spin it in the last feature...). I'm a kayaker too (France, Italy, Austria, Scotland etc and mainly paddle grade 3 and 4...
by StillNewish
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: How long should I wait before getting rid of my Kayaking gear.
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: How long should I wait before getting rid of my Kayaking gear.

Oh wow, so sorry to hear this Chris, I thought you were on the mend now? To be honest, if there is no pressure to sell off the kit, I'd be inclined to keep it, even if only for flat water summer use, or similar. Maybe in a year or so's time look again at the situation? As always, you know where I am...
by StillNewish
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mind games (by proxy!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

Re: Mind games (by proxy!)

I think everyone goes through highs and lows as far as confidence is concerned, I know I do! That's when having a good group around you is helpful, knowing that you will back each other should things go wrong, and that you will not peer pressure people to run stuff if they are not feeling it. I find...
by StillNewish
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where can I buy a inflatable kayak/duckie/hotdog?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Where can I buy a inflatable kayak/duckie/hotdog?

What about something like;

http://www.bullrafts.com/Bull_Rafts/Kayaks.html

I'd be keen to have a play with one of these myself, but haven't had the chance; let us know what you end up with and how it goes :)
by StillNewish
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Berkshire paddle buddy(s) wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Berkshire paddle buddy(s) wanted

You're always welcome to come out with us when we go (mainly grade 3 and 4 rivers, and Hurley/LV etc); sending you a PM now

Cheers,
Colin
by StillNewish
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: This is not
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: This is not

"Carlsberg don't make gorges, but if they did, they'd probably be the best gorges in the world" :)

Nice picture, I love that section. Is that Crux 1?
by StillNewish
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Missed The boat?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Missed The boat?

I was trying to sell my Raptor a year or so back, and gave it to a mate to demo, and I ended up in his mk1 Burn. I have to say it was great, not as edgy as I was expecting, until you really engage the edges, then it turned beautifully. Haven't paddled a later one to compare it to though.
by StillNewish
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Looking for a canoe river guide
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Looking for a canoe river guide

Might be worth a post in the Freelance Outdoor instructors group on facebook, should hook you up with many possible people. Link below;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/50023471821/

Good work for taking pupils out paddling! :) :) :)